Doctor Category: Orthopedic Surgery
Dror Paley, MD, is founder and director of the Paley Orthopedic & Spine Institute, one of the nation’s premier medical tourism destinations, treating patients from 50 states and 95 countries. The Institute boasts 13 surgeons with national and international reputations. This dream team is comprised of the “best of the best” orthopedic surgeons from top academic hospitals. While the Institute attracts patients from across the world, and was the White House’s designated orthopedic practice, it also provides local Palm Beach residents the most advanced cutting-edge orthopedic care typically found only at major academic institutions. The Institute’s subspecialty orthopedic care covers the full spectrum of orthopedic surgery, including pediatric and adult orthopedics, foot and ankle, hand and upper extremity, joint replacement, sports medicine, cartilage repair, neck, and back.
Dr. Paley was born in Israel and grew up in Canada. He completed medical school at the University of Toronto, internship at Johns Hopkins Hospital, and orthopedic residency at University of Toronto hospitals, and is a distinguished Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Canada (FRCSC). He received subspecialty fellowship training in pediatric orthopedics, orthopedic trauma, hand surgery, and limb lengthening surgery. Dr. Paley introduced the Ilizarov method to the U.S. in 1987. He is one of the most published orthopedic surgeons with hundreds of peer-reviewed articles, book chapters, and books. He developed more than 100 surgical procedures to reconstruct limbs. Prior to these methods, the only available treatment for many congenital or post-traumatic short and deformed limbs was amputation with a prosthetic fitting. Patients travel here from around the world because he provides solutions where others can’t. He has received many national and international awards, including a gubernatorial citation for his humanitarian work, “Healthcare Professional of the Year” by the Chamber of Commerce of the Palm Beaches, and “International Physician Hero” by the Palm Beach County Medical Society for providing outstanding services in local, national, and global communities. He helps run the Paley and unLIMBited Foundations to help children with limb deformities. He also runs the Paley European Institute in Warsaw, Poland, to treat many international patients who cannot afford to come to the United States.